BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
(b. 1598, Napoli, d. 1680, Roma)

Study for the Fontana del Tritone

Pen and brown wash, 319 x 263 mm
Royal Collection, Windsor

This drawing is a study for the whole design of the Fontana del Tritone, Piazza Barberini, Rome. Triton is viewed from the front with his conch raised to his mouth. He is seated on an open shell supported by dolphins, with the Barberini papal insignia held between their raised tails.